College cancels exam after mass copying

Visual evidence showed many examinees sitting in the campus verandah and writing answers openly from books.

Updated - November 17, 2021 02:05 am IST

Published - June 14, 2015 03:17 am IST - Darbhanga/Samastipur (Bihar)

The Mithila University on Saturday cancelled examination at Samastipur Womens’ College after visuals of rampant cheating during BA part II examination were aired by television channels.

“The June 12 examination of general knowledge paper of BA part II at Samastipur Womens College has been cancelled by the University and fresh examination of the paper will be held at Darbhanga on June 29,” Registrar of Lalit Narayan Mishra Mithila University at Darbhanga, Ajit Kumar Singh said.

He said the decision to cancel the paper was taken at a meeting called by Vice Chancellor Saket Kushwaha last night.

The Registrar said a three-member probe team has also been constituted into the incident of rampant cheating during examination in the college which was shown on TV channels on Friday.

The probe team has been asked to submit a report in three days after which action would be taken in accordance with Anti-cheating Act and Patna High Court order, he said.

TV footages and still photographs showed women indulging in mass copying during examination in the college. Many examinees were shown sitting in verandah and writing answers openly from books.

Principal of the Samastipur Womens College Meena Prasad has said that the college was forced to make sitting arrangements in verandah due to shortage of space in class rooms in view of large number of students appearing taking the test.

The event reminded of mass copying during matriculation examination at various centres in Bihar recently which had drawn national condemnation for the state.

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